Sean Sierra, Ecotrak's Director of Business Development, was a featured speaker at the 2022 Restaurant Facility Management Association (RFMA) Conference. Sierra presented a RIF Talk on "3 Technology Trends to Watch for in 2022 and Beyond." Watch the full presentation below.
To shift from surviving to thriving, leading restaurant brands are tackling industry challenges with new innovations in facility management software. In order to stay relevant and be efficient, facilities professionals need to be at the forefront of evolving technology trends. Here are three trends to keep an eye on so you and your team stay on top.
Takeaway 1: Asset Tagging – Focusing on asset lifecycle management and utilizing predictive analytics data from a CMMS will be used in making purchasing, design, construction and development decisions.
Takeaway 2: Internet of Things (IoT) – IoT technology provides insights that allow for real-time monitoring of assets by integrated sensors. Facilities managers can set up notifications for critical pieces of equipment when the system reaches certain power or temperature thresholds to significantly reduce downtime.
Takeaway 3: Artificial Intelligence and Automation – This shouldn’t come as a surprise. AI is impacting the software world in virtually every industry. With the help of artificial intelligence, iOT devices will automatically send service requests to CMMS software when equipment breaks or schedule on-going preventative maintenance.
This year, the Restaurant Facility Management Association (RFMA) hosted its Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee at the Music City Center. The RFMA Annual Conference is a 3-day conference centered around building relationships, educational info sessions, sharing best practices, and discovering new resources within the industry. Ecotrak had an amazing time catching up with customers, service providers, colleagues, and friends. Wonderful memories were created at the conference. The RFMA 2022 conference was a blast, and we’re already excited for 2023 in San Antonio, Texas!